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fem. proper name, from Greek sophronia, from sophron (genitive sophronos) "discreet, prudent, sensible, having control over sensual desires, moderate, chaste," literally "of sound mind," from sos "safe, sound, whole" + phren "midriff, heart, mind" (see phreno-).

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  • sophronia stood by the bedside, clasping Bilsons hand in a grasp which no writhing could loosen.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • "I shall be glad to have a visit from you, sophronia," he said.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • "A pleasant journey to you, sophronia," he said, as he closed the door.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • I would give a farm, a good farm, to have seen sophronia's face.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • "The heaven of love is closed against no one," said sophronia, pointing upward with holy devotion.

  • Miss sophronia advanced towards the bed, holding up her candle.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • sophronia, unseen by her husband, made anxious signs to the speaker to avoid so distressing a topic in the invalid's presence.

  • But Miss sophronia bore, she declared, no malice to any one.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • As sophronia sat looking first at the money then at the printed reward, the fear of detection suddenly came over her.

    The Night Riders Henry C. Wood
  • When they were nearly opposite the old cherry-tree, sophronia spoke.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown

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